Hannah's Headlines- 4/7/2017

“Tarzan Girl” Found In Indian Jungle

Life is imitating art in India. Authorities there are trying to identify a girl who was found living with monkeys in a jungle. The girl, believed to be eight- to ten-years-old, was naked and extremely malnourished when she was found in a northern India jungle in January. Doctors at a hospital southeast of New Delhi where she is being treated said she walked on all fours and doesn't talk, only muttering unintelligible sounds.

A doctor who visited the girl this week said she is gradually shedding her animal traits for more human qualities, and is able to stand on her legs, walk normally and is interacting with humans.Source: BBC

How To Score The Cheapest Airfare

The only thing better than booking a vacation is actually going on one, but making sure you get the best deal for a trip is never easy. So, when is the best time to book a flight in order to get the best possible price out there? Well, CheapAir just came out with their Annual Airfare Study, which looked at 921 million airfares from 2.9 million trips to find the best and worst times to buy an airline ticket and it seems the results haven’t changed much from last year.

The study finds that for the second year in a row, the best deals on domestic flights can be found about 54 days before a trip, on average, although it does depend on when and where you’re flying. And you’re not crazy if you think airfares are changing constantly. Believe it or not, the cost of a flight can change 71 times from the time it’s announced until take off, which translates to airfare changes, on average, every 4-point-5 days, with a price fluctuation of $33 higher or lower.

Contrary to some reports, the day of the week you book doesn’t necessarily make much of a difference. Turns out there’s a less than a $2 difference in airfare between purchase days. Where you will find a big difference is with the day you actually fly. No surprise, traveling on Tuesday and Wednesday will give you the cheapest fares, while a Sunday trip will cost you the most, with an average difference of $73.

  • As for the overall worst time to buy a ticket, that comes in what CheapAir calls the "Hail Mary" zone, which is between zero and two weeks before a flight when prices are at their highest, and availability is limited. And it shouldn't shock people that the absolute worst time to buy a ticket is the day before you leave,  when prices will be $249 more on average with the least number of options opent to you.

Source: CheapAir.com

Today is National Beer Day

April 7th is National Beer Day! How do most people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Drinking. Cinco De Mayo? Drinking. Purim? Oh yeah – drinking too. But unlike the spread of religion in Ireland, the celebration of Mexican culture, or the good news that Haman didn’t actually kill all the Jews, National Beer Day is actually a good reason to drink shamelessly.

There’s even a historical explanation. On this day in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition: signing a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer. Today, beer is the third most sold beverage in the world- behind the ones you actually need to survive, water and tea, of course. So celebrate today by drinking your favorite beer, whether it’s lager, pale ale, or stout. Just – please – don’t be that guy who takes pride in crushing his empty can on his forehead- save that for the frat parties. See you at happy hour!

Today is National No Housework Day

April 7th is National No Housework Day! How convenient is it that a day dedicated to beer falls on the same day as No Housework Day?! Get ready for laziness and debauchery – that’s right – today is the day to grab a beer and do absolutely nothing. It’s the perfect chance to indulge in complete relaxation and catch up on that Netflix you’ve been planning to watch.

So leave the dishes in the sink, the clothes in dryer, and those bed sheets unmade. It’s not like anyone will have to clean that up tomorrow, or anything.

Wanted: Space Volunteers Willing to Lie in Bed for Two Months – for $17,000

Wanted: young, fit and healthy men willing to lie on their backs and do absolutely nothing for two months. Wage: $17,000.

Researchers at France’s space medical institute are advertising for what could be, quite literally, a dream job. They are seeking volunteers to spend 60 days flat on their back to study the effects of microgravity, a state of virtual weightlessness.

The 24 successful candidates – fit and sporty males aged 20-45 who do not smoke, have no allergies and boast maximum body mass index of between 22 and 27 – will undergo a battery of tests for two weeks before and after spending two months in bed.

“During the first two weeks our scientists will do a whole series of tests and measurements on the volunteers. This will be followed by a 60-day period during which they must remain in bed, the head slightly inclined downwards at less than six degrees.”

It is all in the name of science, but he warned the job was tougher than it sounded and those tempted to apply would be expected to eat, wash, and perform all bodily functions while lying in bed. “The rule is to keep at least one shoulder in contact with the bed or its frame.”

As with astronauts who have spent a long period in space, volunteers experience muscle loss in the lower body, a drop in bone density and find it difficult to stand afterwards, he said.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/wanted-space-volunteers-lie-bed-two-months

Give Your Brain A Workout With … Wine

When you sit down tonight with a glass of pinot, you can enjoy your wine even more because research shows drinking it is actually working out your brain. According to neuroscientist Dr. Gordon Shepherd from the Yale School of Medicine, wine gives our brains more of a workout than doing math!

Shepherd says drinking wine “engages more of our brain than any other human behavior.” And he ought to know since he’s spent decades studying how the brain processes flavor.

In his book, “Neuroenology: How The Brain Creates The Taste of Wine,” Shepherd says that the process of swirling the wine in our mouths, and the tongue muscles and taste receptors that are triggered by this, engages more of our brain than listening to music or solving equations.

According to Shepherd, the taste isn’t in the wine, it’s created by the brain of the wine drinker. “The molecules in wine don't have taste or flavor,” he says, “but when they stimulate our brains, the brain creates flavor the same way it creates color.”

So while you’re sipping your favorite vino, be sure to spend a minute swirling it in your mouth, because it’s like taking your mind to the gym. And it’s way more fun than math! Cheers to that!

Source: Cosmopolitan UK

Toilet Paper Wedding Dresses Are A Thing

Just when you thought you'd seen it all... the toilet paper wedding dress becomes a thing. First it was beauty bloggers putting on their makeup with condoms, and then it was food bloggers making rainbow toast out of avocado. Now, it's fashionistas making wedding dresses out of good ole T-P.

Bridal toilet paper couture is definitely a thing – especially if you want to try and grab $10-grand. Quilted Northern is hosting their annual contest and if you're a frugal bride who wants to show off your creative chops all you have to do is enter by CLICKING HERE or HERE. The only catch? The only tools that can be utilized to create the gown are toilet paper, glue, tape, needles, and thread!

Quilted Northern is even offering some discounts to avoid high prices of creating the perfect toilet paper dress

And while the grand prize is $10,000. Second place nabs $5000 and third place grabs $2500. All the finalists will be judged and a winner will be chosen in July.

Source: Bustle

Couple Wins Lotto For The Third Time

Barbara and Douglas Fink might be the luckiest couple in the world. The Canadian lovebirds have managed to win the lottery not once, not twice, but three times

The Finks' latest win was their biggest, $6.2-million. Their previous two jackpots were a measly six-figures a piece. 

As for what they're going to do with the cash, Barbara says "family comes first – we want to make sure that our daughters and our grandkids are looked after." After that, the Finks are going on a vacation to St Lucia.

Source: Metro

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